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2761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: May 05, 2009, 01:58:39 PM
WTF?  Does Bethesda not test their own DLC before release?
Fallout 3: Broken Steel came out a little earlier today for both the PC and 360... and guess what? It is broken, just like The Pitt was. Well, not *exactly* like The Pitt, but at least some PC users aren't able to play it currently. Hell, they can't even install it properly.

It is stuff like this that reminds me of the old Bethesda - back in Elder Scrolls Arena, Redguard, Terminator days.  A company that couldn't seem to do Q&A.  I remember an interview years ago with a beta tester for Daggerfall (or maybe Arena) talking about how the reported bugs to the developers and the developers were hostile to them and didn't bother to fix the bugs. 

I thought they were past that, but apparently some of those same people still work on DLC!
2762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Brutal Legend trailer on: May 05, 2009, 01:23:49 PM
So it is a third person action/adventure like God of War?  I get no clear sense of the type of game.  Or is it more like Psyconauts where the gameplay is just a side piece to the story and jokes? (not a bad thing)
2763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / File under - news of the really stupid! on: May 04, 2009, 08:44:53 PM
Prison officer surprised he was fired after zapping children with 50,000-volt stun gun!

Prison officer Walter Schmidt zapped visiting children with a 50,000-volt stun gun to give them a taste of life in a Florida jail. Two of the kids were knocked screaming to the floor with burns on their arms. One child went to the hospital.
"It wasn't intended to be malicious, but educational," said Schmidt. "The big shock came when I got fired."

I just can't even fathom who would be dumb enough not to expect to get fired.  I guess his is from Florida..

2764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 04, 2009, 07:39:43 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 04, 2009, 07:37:21 PM

dual boot, as you can see above the RC license lasts for quite some time. I wouldn't recommend installing a beta or RC OS over your primary one. However, I've been using 7000 since it first came out and have no issues. It's basically my primary OS now. It's way faster than vista in every respect.

I have as well. 

I also tend to download and play with a lot of crap so having to reformat in a year isn't even an issue.  I can't remember the last time I went a year without wiping my machine. 
2765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: May 04, 2009, 07:06:42 PM
I will certainly be getting a copy or two, or three. 

I am actually interested in trying it at work since I think this is what our new PCs will come with from now on so I should at least check to see if it works with our software. smile
2766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2009, 06:51:24 PM

Quote from: FishPants on May 04, 2009, 05:54:31 PM

Not to worry, I'm doing the work right now.  The posts table is huge, so not sure how long the process will take to run -- but I promise you this; it will be up today!

I want to make a joke about using that line on your wife...but it seems like a cheap shot.
2767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2009, 04:14:53 PM
Oh right "temporarily"!  We know how that went last time. smile

2768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 2 Trailer 3! on: May 01, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
Loved it!  Can't wait.  Michael Bay is the best "popcorn" flick director around today.

2769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G.I Joe Update on: May 01, 2009, 03:03:41 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on May 01, 2009, 12:42:31 AM

They should scrap it and do it along the lines of Resolute.

It looks just the same.  Lots of explosions, cheesy lines, no real character development.  Aside from different costumes (the cartoon keeps the cheesy cartoon clothes) this looks just the same.
2770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:34:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 30, 2009, 06:21:37 PM

Step 1) You should take some time and offer to take Dana out for a drink. You could explain to Dana as to why you reacted in that way given how hard you work at cleaning your home, and while you weren't irritated with her and weren't angry with the dog, it was very frustrating for you.

Step 2) Once the drugs have knocked her out put the body in your trunk.

Step 3) ????

Step 4) Profit!
2771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:02:48 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:59:03 PM

I think in the end, Pete, the answer is that because you value your wife and her happiness, you should value her friendships for what they mean to her (whether or not you like her friends), and not for what they mean to you, and if her friend is overly sensitive and acts like a baby about stuff, as long as your wife still values that friendship, you should respect your wife enough to swallow some pride and smooth things over... not because you are wrong, and not because you like her sensitive friend, but because it will be good for your relationship with your wife.  

This might be a good enough reason to apologize to the bitch.  But I would expect sexual favors from your wife every time you have to put up with her friend.  Not at the same time mind you but later. smile
2772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 06:00:07 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:51:46 PM

Making this about integrity is misunderstanding the meaning of integrity.

I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Be the bigger man.


When our son was ill it changed how I define friendship.  People I thought were my friends never showed up at the hospital, they didn't bring over food, or stuff like that.  I realized these people are not my friends - they are acquaintance who can be fun to hang with.  Friends are people you can count on when you need someone.

Does Dana sound like she is a friend?  From what little we know about her she seems like the type who turns it into being about her.  I don't think she is really capable of ignoring her own issues to help someone else.  So why should Pete be the bigger man knowing that it will never be reciprocated?  

2773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 05:53:47 PM

Quote from: kratz on April 30, 2009, 05:45:17 PM

Yeah, you are probably wrong.  Your wife's reaction makes me think that you probably don't come off to other people the way you think that you do in your head.

Dana might be sensitive, and she might be in the wrong, but there is more to life than being right all the time.  If someone feels hurt by something you do, whether or not you are in the wrong, the grown up thing to do is apologize and smooth it over.  If you don't like Dana, don't hang out with her... but you don't have to make it into a big deal... I think that makes you guilty of the same over sensitivity of which you are accusing Dana.

I am sure he sound different than he thinks in his head.  He probably sounded pissed!  And he has every right to be.  If your dog pisses on someones floor you don't get to be "sensitive" you get to grovel and apologize.
2774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I feel the need to apologize, even if I'm not genuinely sorry? on: April 30, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
Dana's nuts.  Not a big deal because sometime soon your wife will piss her off by saying "good morning" or "nice weather" and your wife will realize she is a lot better off without such a high maintance pain in the ass friend.  So you just have to wait.

Anyone who doesn't jump their ass up and scrub the floor for you after their dog pisses on the carpet is not really worth having as a friend.  
2775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 30, 2009, 01:29:23 PM
It is a gamble certainly to not have a way to play the games without downloading them.  But I would bet the number of people who bought a PSP but didn't have Internet access is rather under 1-2%.  
2776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 30, 2009, 01:26:58 PM
I like Roger Ebert's review

Why should I care about this guy? He feels no pain and nothing can kill him, so therefore he's essentially a story device for action sequences.

Such films are assemblies of events. There is little dialogue, except for the snarling of threats, vows and laments, and the recitation of essential plot points. Nothing here about human nature. No personalities beyond those hauled in via typecasting. No lessons to learn. No joy to be experienced. Just mayhem, noise and pretty pictures. I have been powerfully impressed by film versions of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man and the Iron Giant. I wouldn't even walk across the street to meet Wolverine.

2777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Wind of Nostalgio coming to US on: April 29, 2009, 06:47:31 PM
Love the place names!

London, Pyramid, New York, Tokyo!  So what country is "Pyramid" in anyway?

2778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Swine Flu Outbreak- the next big pandemic? on: April 29, 2009, 06:32:49 PM
The regular flu kills 36,000 people a year according to the CDC.  That is the common flu which doesn't really kill adults even if left untreated.  This new strain kills adults so what if it becomes as common as the common flu?  Millions?  And not just the elderly or the really young but normal adults?  I think that is why people are worried. 
2779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 29, 2009, 06:05:57 PM
The second analog nub would basically make it a new system since old games wouldn't use it properly.  I can see that if this is just a redesign they really can't change it too dramatically in terms of the controls.
2780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New PSP Hardware Redesign - possibly shown at E3, out this year on: April 29, 2009, 03:50:35 PM
I can't imagine holding it and using the buttons easily with them so close to the bottom edge.  Of course since this is a mock-up perhaps the real thing will be much better.

2781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mass Effect game for the iPhone/iTouch on: April 29, 2009, 02:10:43 AM
Not many details on game type but still it could be cool 

    The award-winning Mass Effect game universe has now arrived on your iPhone and iPod Touch! Tales of human courage and individual human achievement resound throughout the galaxy. Here is your opportunity to play the story of Jacob Taylor, a biotic-powered super-soldier who stumbles across a plot to terrorize civilization's greatest beacon of hope. Can you prevent a heinous attack that threatens to knock humanity off the galactic stage?

        * Gripping story line that enables you, playing super-soldier Jacob Taylor, to prevent galactic chaos
        * Stylish art presentation delivers an animated graphic novel experience
        * A blend of nuance story telling with gripping top-down shooter combat
        * Experience the back story behind some of the main characters in the upcoming Mass Effect 2 (for Xbox 360 and PC)
        * 2 hour story-based experience with stunning graphics, animated presentation and top-down arcade-style combat

2782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 28, 2009, 08:46:11 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on April 28, 2009, 08:23:19 PM

Im sure that any single application of almost any law does nothing to stop crime as a whole, is that a good enough reason to not do anything?
Enforcing most laws does nothing but ruin the lives of the criminals for a while.   Again, not a good enough reason to not enforce the laws.

I think this is more complex than you portray sometimes.

2-3 years ago Iowa raised the speed limit on most interstate roads - the main reason? 80% of drivers sped already.  We repealed prohibition because so many people were breaking that law.  So we are perfectly willing to change laws when enough people break them.  Perhaps we just need to reach that tipping point for piracy?
2783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Wind of Nostalgio coming to US on: April 28, 2009, 08:40:15 PM
Sounds interesting.  I will wait for some gameplay videos!
2784  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 28, 2009, 08:20:18 PM
I for one can't wait for the reduction in prices of games, movies, and music now that illegal file sharing has been dealt this crippling blow.   Roll Eyes

I am sure that Piratebay was about downloading illegal stuff, but I am also sure that this will to nothing to stop the downloading of illegal stuff.  So in the end it does nothing but ruin a couple lives for awhile.  Yippie for the law! 

2785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 06:56:41 PM
No problem.  I will continue to use it as a dust collecting device on the book case. smile
2786  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: For Sale: Resident Evil 5 & Street Fighter 4 for PS!!!! on: April 28, 2009, 06:51:59 PM
outfit79 great to have you on board. 

It would be great to get your perspective on these games in the "console gaming" forum.  More voices are always appreciated.
2787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 28, 2009, 06:10:45 PM
I like him as Wolverine but I have read the plot synopsis on line and....well lets hope his acting is good and the stunts are fun to watch.

2788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360, new issues... on: April 28, 2009, 05:55:38 PM
How big was the HD?

I have an old 20 GB one sitting around since I bought a 120 GB drive.  If you want I would be happy to let you have it free.  PM me if you want.
2789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You know what I don't miss? on: April 27, 2009, 02:44:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 27, 2009, 02:35:01 PM

Sailor Moon was kinda hawt  icon_twisted

And by now she would be legal...
2790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Bea Arthur dead at 86 on: April 27, 2009, 01:09:51 PM
Sad but not too sad.  86 is pretty darn good really for humans. 

I loved her in Golden Girls.
2791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 27, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
Here you go, search Google for torrent files!
2792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: April 24, 2009, 07:39:38 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 24, 2009, 04:10:42 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 24, 2009, 01:23:55 PM

Predator 2 wasn't arse.  It was a "B" movie sure but it was still pretty fun and cool

The opening gunfight ruled. After that the movie was arse.

I found the final fight great - when the predator made that healing paste in the apartment, when he used that frisbee like thing to slice Gary Busee's character in half!  I also thought the slaughter in the penthouse apartment was pretty cool. 

2793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 24, 2009, 01:58:09 PM
First review I have read from someone I like and trust

Having someone as extraordinarily talent as J.J. Abrams pull together all the great performances, the vibrant cinematography, the unbelievably epic action sequences in space, inside, and on the ground, the wonderful score from Michael Giacchino, and everything else, is what made it so phenomenal overall. Abrams has reminded me why I love movies so damn much and why I love science fiction so damn much. Only the very best filmmakers can do that, and J.J. Abrams is certainly one of them. And without a doubt, his version of Star Trek is one movie that I instantly fell in love with at first sight.
2794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robert Rodriguez's Predators on: April 24, 2009, 01:23:55 PM
Predator 2 wasn't arse.  It was a "B" movie sure but it was still pretty fun and cool
2795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 25 minutes of Final Fantasy 13 on: April 24, 2009, 01:15:50 PM
I would have no problem with the whole game being more difficult but FF seems to have these situations where non-boss battles are a breeze and then you get your butt kicked at the boss.  Then players end up having to run around leveling up.  Tweak the whole game to make battles more challenging and I would be fine. 

2796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Pirate Bay loses trial on: April 23, 2009, 04:01:01 PM
Saw this yesterday on

“I’ve argued for years that the real battle rights holders are fighting isn’t with individual users or file-sharing sites, but with search,” Garland says. “As long as there’s robust search that allows people to find the titles they’re seeking, you will have this problem, period.“

Actually we don’t have to speculate about this. The IFPI, which sued the Pirate Bay, was specifically asked why it did not sue Google. The answer was not because Google was somehow different from the Pirate Bay or that Google was somehow exempt under the law. The sole reason the IFPI gave is because, unlike the Pirate Bay, Google plays along:

“We have approached Google and told them about this. We have asked them if they want to be our opponents or our partners. We have ten people in London working with them on a daily basis [to make illegal music unavailable]. If Google had indicated they would be our opponent, we would have taken them to court.”

So much for all those arguments about how Google is different because it isn't their main goal, or they don't advertise it....Google isn't sued because they have already given in.  I don't know that is bad but I do think it is interesting.
2797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: April 23, 2009, 02:34:40 PM
Graham that makes me feel better.  At least it isn't a completely unplayable mess.  It may be the last game I buy for the PSP so I would like it to be good.

2798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Class of Heroes - a mix of Etrian Odyssey and Wizardry on: April 22, 2009, 08:32:19 PM
I knew there was an RPG I wanted for the PSP coming out in April but there was no mention of it by anyone and I couldn't find it in the listings.  Finally I did a search for "wizardry" since I remembered someone compared the game to it and found Class of Heroes!  Unfortunately it appears it has been pushed back to June.  frown 

I hope that means they are doing a few last minute tweaks instead of "shit this thing is unplayable! Lets push it back to June and see if we can get a version that doesn't crash every 2 minutes"

2799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's 4/20 on: April 20, 2009, 06:59:03 PM
2800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: April 20, 2009, 06:57:08 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on April 20, 2009, 06:50:10 PM

Because lack of development time is their fault.

If you are talking about Troika I call BS.  They developed three big RPGs; Arcanum, Temple of Elemental Evil, and Vampire:Bloodlines.  The three had different publishers (Seirra, Atari and Acttivision)  Yet all three had the same problem of crippling bugs.  At some point a reasonable person says "What is the common element in all three games?"  I don't know what the problem was at Troika but it was obviously a problem with them.

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